cod. 1001040

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisica nucleare e subnucleare (FIS/04)
Microfisico e della struttura della materia
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to give the basic knowledge to describe nuclear and elementary particle phenomena by using the formalism of relativistic quantum mechanics<o:p></o:p>
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Basic knowledge of Quantum Mechanics and Theory of Special relativity

Course unit content

Historical Introduction<br />
The atom, fundamental fermions and bosons. The standard model of the fundamental interactions.<br />
Invariance principles and conservations laws<br />
The cross section, the coupling constant. Particles decays and lifetimes<br />
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The Dirac equation<br />
Elements of special relativity and of relativistic kinematics<br />
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Introduction to  the present knowledge of the fundamental interactions.<br />
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Introduction to hadrons and to strong interactions<br />
The structure of the hadrons. The quark model<br />
Weak interactions and neutrinos<br />
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The physics of the Nuclear interactions <br />
Binding energy. Nuclear dynamics. Nuclear models. Beta, alpha and gamma decays.<br />
Radioactivity and nuclear transition processes. ( nuclear fission, nuclear fusion )<br />
Fission nuclear reactors <br />
Nuclear fusion within the stars.<br />
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Particle accelerators and detectors<br />
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Full programme

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Particelle e Interazioni Fondamentali: Il Mondo Delle Particelle Elementari<br />
by Sylvie Braibant , Giorgio Giacomelli , Maurizio Spurio<br />
Springer - 2009

Teaching methods

Written tests are planned during the lectures period.<br />
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The final exam will consist in a written test and an oral colloquium

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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